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Mulheres e ficção

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Hoje considerada uma das maiores escritoras do século XX, Virginia Woolf foi uma grande romancista e ensaísta, bem como figura de destaque na história da literatura como feminista e modernista. Ela se preocupava em particular com a experiência das mulheres, não apenas nos
Paperback, 104 pages
Published August 28th 2019 by Penguin-Companhia (first published 1970)
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"Words are dangerous things, let us remember. A republic might be brought into being by a poem."

Determined to let this exquisite volume of essays on women and writing set the tone for my reading year to come, I bow to Virginia Woolf's mastery of evocation and sharpness of thought.

With murder in my eyes I looked around my Growlery to detect a hiding Angel Of The House in order to throw an inkpot at it, should it dare to tell me I have to write like a lady, being soft, tender, kind and, above al
I felt the best aspect of this book was the 39 page introduction by Michele Barrett, this showed me how exciting and challenging (view spoiler) ...more

Que leer a Virginia Woolf es una delicia, creo que es indiscutible.
En esta colección ensayos lo demuestra nuevamente, con ironía, agilidad y belleza narrativa (se nota que Virginia no es una de mis autoras favoritas, ¿verdad?).

No sólo se centra en la mujer y su relación con la literatura a lo largo de la historia, además habla particularmente de muchas de ellas; ver a Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, las Brontë, George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Gaskell o Dorothy Richardson -entre otras- a t
«Why (…) was there no continuous writing done by women before the eighteenth century? […] The extraordinary woman depends on the ordinary woman. It is only when we know what were the conditions of the average woman’s life (…) it is only when we can measure the way of life and the experience of life made possible to the ordinary woman that we can account for the success or failure of the extraordinary woman as a writer.»

Review in English | Reseña en español (abajo)
Women and Writing
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: woolf
I am amazed in just 198 pages how Woolf can continually keep my attention with each chapter. This book focuses on her as the essayist and critic. Part 1 discusses women and fiction, leisure, status, professions, novelists and indiscretions. Part 2 focuses on specific women --brief bios including early years (some I knew of and others not), their writing challenges and Woolf's personal comments.

Women consist of:
1. Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1624--1674)
2. Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
3. E
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Este libro es una compilación de artículos publicados por woolf en medios como the times literary supplement, the common reader o the guardian.
Mujeres y la literatura, mujeres y el ocio, condiciones intelectuales de la mujer entre otros donde woolf habla entre otras cosas de como la voz de la mujer no se oye en una cultura creada por hombres, como los personajes femeninos son en general creados por hombres (heterodesignación), intenta responder a la pregunta ¿Qué es una mujer? Y nos dice que u
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing
There is no other edition of this available on Goodreads, so my apologies if the one in the picture does not have the 1979 introduction which I was relieved to finish. It had a more explicit feminism - one I associate with the time, and find rather strident - than the material it discussed.

I haven't read much by Virginia Woolf but enjoyed these short pieces. They had more wit than I remembered from Mrs Dalloway or A Room of One's Own. All the same, were I biographer whose work Woolf were review
Gabriel Santana
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mulheres e Ficção¹ é uma coleção de ensaio da escritora Virginia Woolf, não cairei aqui no lugar comum que é dizer ser Woolf a maior escrita do séc passado, como muitos fazem. Mas não há dúvidas de que ela escreve maravilhosamente bem e sabe escrever ensaios de fôlego.

O texto começa com o ensaio que dá nome ao livro, onde a autora mostra o caráter introspectivo de certas escritores por ser sua vida mais caseira e proverbial, diferente de autores homens da mesma época. O interessante, é que Virg
Susi Sni
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Das Buch versammelt Essays, die Virginia Woolf zur Lage weiblicher Autor*innen geschrieben hat, sowie Kritiken konkreter Schriftstellerinnen und ihrer Werke. Woolf ist eine fantastische Essayistin: eigensinnig, scharfzüngig, mit Witz, genauen Kenntnissen und eigenen Wertmaßstäben. Sie scheint immer direkt auf den Kern des Problems und das Wesen der vorgestellten Autorin zu weisen und verbindet die Überlegungen mit geschichtlichen, gesellschaftlichen oder politischen Hintergründen. So sind selbst ...more
Libro que recoge los artículos y cartas que la autora escribrió sobre autoras inglesas, como respuestas a cartas de críticos literarios, como reseñas de libros sobre literatura femenina inglesa escrito por autores masculinos,...No es un libro de crítica literaria al uso, son las reflexiones de la autora. Algunos de sus textos son ricos en contenido, alguno que otro sorprende por no ser muy literario...A fin de cuentas, como indico antes, no es un libro de crítica literaria. Sus textos pasan revi ...more
Laura Mi vida entre libros
Todo lo que venga de Virginia Woolf es una maravilla, pero si encima habla de Literatura y de mujeres ya es top.
Great collection of Woolf's essays on women writers including reviews of their books. I can't really get on with Woolf's prose, but find her an interesting thinker. ...more
Jul 26, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in fiction by and about women
One doesn't usually associate the venerable Woolf with light reading, but I found this collection of essays, reviews, and critical analyses to be just that: a pleasant primer to Woolf's theories on the history of women's fiction and her famous arguments regarding 500 pounds a year and a room of one's own.

The first half of the book collects a series of articles and responses to male critics regarding the past, future, and present of the female literary dilemma, as Woolf saw it. Even more illumina
Amusing quote:
'Many important autobiographies have appeared this autumn, but none stranger or in certain respects more interesting than The Story of My Life, by Marie, Queen of Roumania. The reasons seem to be that she is royal; that she can write; that no royal person has ever been able to write before; and that the consequences may well be extremely serious.' ("Royalty", p. 193)
(0.5 a menos pela estrutura da edição, e algumas passagens um pouco maçantes).

Este livrinho é formidável. formidável.
São 100 páginas de uma escrita impecável e lúcida, trazendo mulheres e ficção e a vida fictícia das mulheres - quando não mais sabemos o que é um personagem, o que é realidade e o que é poesia.
A coletânea de textos de Woolf são de meados de 1900, discutindo várias personalidades femininas do presente e do passado, e sua influencia, seus pensamentos fora do padrão da sociedad
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately, the editing of this collection of essays and reviews leaves a lot wanting. Part one, focused on Woolf's more general and/or personally reflective writings on the topic is extremely weak. Besides including only short excerpts from what are arguably her most significant essay on the topic (A Room of One's Own, Three Guineas), the selection, truncation and ordering of the essays indicated a very superficial understanding of Virginia Woolf's work and philosophies. Thankfully, the edit ...more
Cristina Murillo Muela
La independencia era la primera necesidad para una mujer, las cualidades necesarias no eran ni la gracia ni el encanto, sino la energía, el coraje, y el poder para poner en práctica su voluntad.

Me ha gustado mucho y la pluma de Virginia Woolf es una delicia. Aunque ha habido artículos y ensayos que se me han hecho pesados con respecto a otros. Pero lo recomiendo encarecidamente, sobre todo para dar voz a escritoras que se perdieron en el tiempo.
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wondrous treat! There is nothing like the genius of Woolf discussing the Brontes, Christina Rossetti and even St Jane Austen. Chocolate box of a book that is offers up brief articles on the process of writing, reviews and accounts of literary pilgrimages. Perfect.
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
idk.... i only read the essays about people or topics i knew but still i didn't get much out of it ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was hard to get through this book not because of Woolf’s writings but because much of the writings lack adequate context for a full appreciation of Woolf’s views.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“No olvidemos que las palabras son peligrosas.” La Realeza ✨
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
“Mas há outra maneira de lutar pela liberdade sem armas; podemos lutar com a mente.”
I don't know what bothers me most about Virginia Woolf. Perhaps it is the overwhelming condescension with which she treats her betters. (Better in talent, etc...) It bothered me that she picked on female writers from before her time for writing novels (instead of "serious" literature) and writing from their "limited" experience. What, pray, was Woolf doing but writing from her own experience and perspective? What do any of us write from?

Woolf spends a bit of time detailing how she "killed the An
This book samples essays by Woolf that focus on women and writing. There are some good thoughts about Jane Austen, the Brontes, and George Eliot, as well as some more famous essays about writing and art in general. I gave this two stars because several of the essays are reviews of books by authors now faded to obscurity and with good reason.
Nancy Abe
Some parts were a little dry, maybe because I'm not a fan of author reviews, but Woolf had some interesting insights into writing: p.91 "For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice." ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read, school
I read this as a secondary source for a paper and really liked it. The first half of the book was fantastic and I enjoyed most of the essays. I have not read a lot of VW's fiction, but so far I've learned a lot from her essays. ...more
Mar 14, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This just looks good. I like Virginia Woolf (Except Mrs. Dalloway--wasn't crazy about that one) Women in rhetorich and writing is a topic that I might well have persued in my research had I not stumbled on the assessment thing that would be immediately useful in my next job. ...more
a collection of woolf's essays and lectures on the subjects of women and writing as a career and on particular women writers. her commentary is insightful and her writing beautiful. ...more
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting collection of reviews on writers and their work.
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bendecida y agradecida de poder utilizar algunas citas de este libro en mi TFG. Maravillosa. <3
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(Adeline) Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length e

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